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Unread 10-18-2005, 12:23 PM
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Re: Leupold Scopes???

Hannover is not too far from my place, I have a couple of relatives there. Your German is still quite alright after 15 years of absence - well done! Glad I never had to learn German - it's probably the most complex language there is...

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    Unread 10-20-2005, 07:30 AM
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    Re: Leupold Scopes???

    Thanks guys, I have just bought a Meopta Artemis 3000 instead. I believe its a good scope. Any comments????
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    Unread 10-20-2005, 11:41 AM
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    You have in my opinion purchased just about the best value for money brand of scope on the market. I have a plain 6x42 on my Tikka 6.5x55 and it has put plenty of venison in the freezer. I also own 2 VX111 Leupolds and a Bausch and Lomb and optically in my opinion the Meopta is as good.I have also found their customer service excellent.

    As in many things a certain amount of snobbery exists in scope selection and "BADGES" mean a lot to some.But rest assured for the money you have spent you have bought well.

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    PS Are you USA?
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    Unread 10-20-2005, 04:26 PM
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    I agree with JIMM. Only have 2 Leo's. But after spending allot of time looking thru most available scopes for my new 7mm, I settled on the Nikon Monarch. To my eyes it simply gave the best image period. It too has a full lifetime warranty. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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    Unread 10-21-2005, 08:13 AM
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    Hi Simon,

    Everything BRIT said is right.

    Living in CZ I get to see and play with quite a few Meoptas. I also know a couple of people from the Meopta factory.

    If they are limited in any way it is because they make very good hunting scopes, with very good optics for low light hunting, a lot of stand hunting is done here trying to get dealers to stock high magnification scopes is a problem with hunters where 12x is real high magnification. The military ZD line goes from a fixed 6x to 3-12x50 (56) variable. The "tactical" 4-16 x44 is a step in the right direction but the line lacks something in the plus 6-24 magnification range.

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    Unread 10-22-2005, 12:30 PM
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    Hi Brit, thanks for the info, the one I have is a 3-9 and I will be putting it on a custom Rem 700 with a Walther Barrel and McMillan stock in 308 win. I am in South Africa, although Brit born, came out here when I was 18 months old.
    I have always had good experience with Czech equipment such as the Brno rifles, and I have a custom built 7x57 on a VZ24 action that works a treat. Whats the hunting like in the UK?
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    Unread 10-24-2005, 11:42 AM
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    The Czechs are certainly no fools when it comes to engineering and manufacture. They were after all the workshop of the Soviet military.Also any gun lover will know of the superb BREN which was a joint British Czech design.All they lacked was investment and access to western manufacturing techniques.VW were quick to realise this potential and transformed the once joke Skoda brand into a car manufacturer arguably better than their parent company.

    My only gripe with early Meopta scopes were that the reticule on the variables was in the first focal plane and therefore got bigger when you crancked the power up. I think they have a model now with the reticle in the second focal plane.
    I did have to return my Meopta for repair when the scope "fogged" internally.It was six years old and i would have forgiven any brand for letting in moisture after the abuse it has suffered on my Scottish stalking trips.A brand new one was sent by carrier to my door with no questions asked.That we like.

    The hunting in UK is excellent,it is the power crazed,pen pushing,small penised,little Hitler bastards that run the UK that are the problem.
    Our seasons are great,for example,i can if i wish to,shoot Roe all year round in Scotland.I choose not to shoot doe`s in March because they are heavily pregnant and i find it unpleasent gralloching(gutting)them.
    I will be in Perthshire for 4 days later this week hunting Fallow Bucks and Roe doe`s.Hope to have some good photo`s to post.
    I imagine our hunting to be very mundane in comparison to RSA.Tell us something about it and also about your freedoms or lack of them to own firearms.

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